Jacques was driving through the Central Valley while on a vacation. Unfortunately, he noticed his Ford F-250 was acting funny and not running right. He checked the fluid levels and found that his transmission fluid reservoir was almost empty. Obviously concerned, he sought out the help of a local transmission shop. He visited Ralph’s Transmission in Modesto and was glad he came to the right place.

Jacques shared a comment on the Ralph’s Transmission Facebook page:

“I said it once and I’ll say it again,” he remarks. “Best service, best repair, best value and great warranty.”

When he found out how low his transmission fluid was, Jacques was wise to bring his truck into a transmission specialist. The technicians at Ralph’s Transmission took a look and discovered the transmission fluid was at least three quarts low. It was also very discolored. We couldn’t even perform a road test because it was so dangerous to drive in this condition. Clearly there was more than just a simple leak going on and it required a more in-depth internal inspection.

It was an older truck and the transmission just had a lot of natural wear and tear. The main problems were the pump bushing, rear seal and front engine seal. The leak was quite severe and even more damage to the transmission was discovered once we had it opened up. There was no choice but to recommend a full custom transmission rebuild.

Our rebuild specialists dismantled and cleaned every reusable component, and then any damaged parts were replaced with new ones. The transmission was rebuilt from the ground up, reinstalled and thoroughly tested to make sure it was running like new again. Jacques was comforted to know that all rebuilt transmissions from Ralph’s Transmission are backed by our 3 Year, 100,000 Mile Warranty.

“They had me in and out in 2 days,” Jacques adds. “Our vacation barely took a hit. Hats off to Mario and his staff!”

Thank you for sharing your story, Jacques. We were happy to help you get back on the road safely. It can always be a little scary when a transmission is damaged that much and the fluid level is dangerously low.

If you encounter transmission problems, call the experts at Ralph’s Transmission. We’ll give you an honest, accurate diagnosis and get the repairs done quickly and properly. Call our shop today at 209.526.1909 or schedule your service appointment online.